Texas HAZUS User Group (TXHUG)
Larry Voice, FEMA R6
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News from Region VI
- CONTACT FEMA WITH INSURANCE SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTATION
AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster assistance may be available for losses not covered by insurance for residents in West, Texas. That is why the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging survivors to call the FEMA Helpline, 1-800-621-3362 or visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in West as soon as they receive their insurance settlement.English
- West, Texas Disaster Recovery Center Open Sunday
AUSTIN, Texas – The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in West, Texas will be open Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The DRC will resume normal hours Monday, May 20. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice.
Specialists from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.
Disaster Recovery Center Location:English
- SENIOR CITIZENS WON’T LOSE BENEFITS IF THEY RECEIVE DISASTER AID
AUSTIN, Texas – Senior citizens who sustained losses from the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas needn’t worry that applying for federal disaster assistance will cause them to sacrifice their Social Security benefits, pay more taxes or give up income-based benefit programs.
A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does not add to a senior’s taxable income as long as the grant is to help recovery from a disaster like the plant explosion.English